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Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: Aranjuez became the spring residence of the Spanish monarchs from the period of King Philip II until the end of the 19th century. The fertile soil and the climate made Aranjuez a pleasant spot in the spring time. Work on the Royal Palace of Aranjuez and the surrounding monuments and gardens was begun under Philips II of Spain and was completed during the reign of Charles III of Spain. The Casa Del Labrador, the Labourer's Cottage, is a small palace in one of the gardens of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. The design of Casa Del Labrador is based on the Petit Trianon at Versailles. The Aranjuez Cultural Landscape is a landscape of fruit orchards, vegetable plots and gardens. Aranjuez Cultural Landscape is located 47 km south of Madrid. Aranjuez is situated not far from El Escorial, the Royal Residence of King Philips II close to Madrid, and 45 km from the historic city of Toledo. The Aranjuez Cultural Landscape gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2001. 

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Aranjuez Cultural Landscape - Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: The Plaza de Parejas is a large square in front of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. Aranjuez is situated between the...

Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: The Plaza de Parejas is a large square in front of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. Aranjuez is situated between the Tagus River and Jarama River. The rivers and their canals irrigate the fertile soil of Aranjuez. Aranjuez is famous for its orchards and gardens. The most important monuments of Aranjuez are the Royal Palace, the Casa del Labrador and Royal Gardens. The Aranjuez Cultural Landscape was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2001.

  1. Aranjuez Cultural Landscape - Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: The Plaza de Parejas is a large square in front of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. Aranjuez is situated between the...

    Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: The Plaza de Parejas is a large square in front of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. Aranjuez is situated between the Tagus River and Jarama River. The rivers and their canals irrigate the fertile soil of Aranjuez. Aranjuez is famous for its orchards and gardens. The most important monuments of Aranjuez are the Royal Palace, the Casa del Labrador and Royal Gardens. The Aranjuez Cultural Landscape was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2001.

  2. Aranjuez Cultural Landscape - Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: The Jardín del Rey, the King's Garden, next to the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. The garden...

    Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: The Jardín del Rey, the King's Garden, next to the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. The garden was created during the reign of King Phillips II. It was designed as a Secret Garden, intended to be viewed only from the windows of the King's Room. The King's Garden is facing the south side of the palace. There is also a Queen's Garden, the Jardín de la Reina, facing the north side.

  3. Aranjuez Cultural Landscape - Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: The Royal Palace of Aranjuez and the stone bridge over the Canal de la Ría. The Jardín de la...

    Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: The Royal Palace of Aranjuez and the stone bridge over the Canal de la Ría. The Jardín de la Isla, the Island Garden, is situated next to Aranjuez Royal Palace. The garden was created on a man-made island bounded by the Tagus River and the Ría Canal. The Jardín de la Isla was created under the reign of King Phillips II. The garden an unique example of a Spanish Renaissance garden.

  4. Aranjuez Cultural Landscape -  Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: The Ceres Fountain in front of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. The palace became the spring residence of the...

     Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: The Ceres Fountain in front of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. The palace became the spring residence of the Spanish monarchs from the period of Philip II until the end of the 19th century. Work on the Royal Palace of Aranjuez, the surrounding monuments and gardens was begun under King Philip II of Spain and was completed during the reign of King Charles III of Spain.

  5. Aranjuez Cultural Landscape - Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: The Parterre Garden in the Royal Gardens, in the background the Palace of Aranjuez. The French...

    Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: The Parterre Garden in the Royal Gardens, in the background the Palace of Aranjuez. The French style gardens are decorated with sculptures and fountains. The Royal Gardens of Aranjuez are the most important of the Habsburg period in Spain. The fertile soil, the climate and the nearby Tagus River and Jarama River made Aranjuez a pleasant spot in spring and summer. The strawberries of Aranjuez are famous throughout Spain. 

  6. Aranjuez Cultural Landscape - Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: Chinese kiosks in the Prince's Garden, the Jardín del Principe. The Prince's Garden is the...

    Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: Chinese kiosks in the Prince's Garden, the Jardín del Principe. The Prince's Garden is the largest garden at Aranjuez. This informal garden surrounds the Casa del Labrador. The Prince's Garden is decorated with statues and fountains, such as the fountain of Narcissus. The Royal Barges Museum is also located in the Prince's Garden, the museum houses a collection of boats used by the royal family.

  7. Aranjuez Cultural Landscape - Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: The Casa del Labrador, the Farmer's Cottage, is a Neoclassical palace in the Jardín del Principe, the...

    Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: The Casa del Labrador, the Farmer's Cottage, is a Neoclassical palace in the Jardín del Principe, the Prince's Garden. The palace is decorated in a mixture of the Rococo, Empire and Pompeian styles. The miniature palace Casa del Labrador was built for King Charles IV of Spain. The design of Casa Del Labrador was based on the Petit Trianon at Versailles in France. The Aranjuez Cultural Landscape was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2001